This was my first ride down this year. I’ve been reluctant to go downtown because of the riots, burning, looting, etc.
I parked at Tuttle Park and took the Olentangy trail downtown. I didn’t stop and take many pictures because a moving target is hard to hit. Stopped behind the federal courthouse. I wanted to take pictures of statues before our feckless politicians permitted the mob was to tear them down. Here we have a racist lion, racist unicorn along with a racist owl and eagle.
This abstract probably isn’t racist so perhaps it will be allowed to stand.
This statue honors the Italian immigrants. They’re bound to be racist so it’s probably just a matter of time before it comes down.
I went over to the Columbus City Hall to take a picture of the Christopher Columbus statue but the spineless Mayor Ginther already had it removed.
Went down to the fountains at the Scioto Mile. They weren’t turned on because of the irrational panic in progress. They haven’t even planted the flowers around the area. This is what it is supposed to look like.
The Milestone 229 restaurant had a lot of broken windows. There were a lot of broken windows and boarded up windows on buildings and even some apartments. I stopped at the statehouse. There were some boarded up windows there too. I told all the state troopers I saw that I appreciated their work.
Going north on High Street through the Short North there were some boarded up windows but not a lot. Periodically along High Street there were boarded up windows but again, not as many as I expected. I didn’t see any damage when I went through the campus area.
Back to Tuttle Park.